High school teacher Rowan Barrow

Rowan Barrow is a special needs high school teacher in Darwin with a background in Sport and Recreation including school sports administration in Arnhem Land and Penang.

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The conversation follows Rowan’s vocational pathway from being a competitive school age swimmer and triathlete to professions as a school sports coordinator and high school teacher and overcoming classroom presentation nerves along the way.

The photos below correspond to some of Rowan’s stories and recollections.

This is a photo of Rowan running Maningrida’s first ever swim carnival after they opened the new community pool in 2007:

We acknowlege the Kunibídji people are the traditional owners of Maningrida

Rowan with Mason, Olga and Jessica Mauboy in Maningrida:

Jessica Mauboy isn’t featured in this conversation, but Mason and Olga were the ones who helped guide Rowan to Arnhem Land 

Rowan convening Cross Country as the PARSS School Sport Coordinator, and running a swimming event at Straits International School:

We acknowlege this as the land of the Larrakia Nation

Rowan competing in the Australian School Sport Triathlon Championships, 1996:

Rowan enjoys hiking and getting in nature as part of her personal mindfulness practice:

Rowan at Nitmiluk, home of the Jawoyn people

Photos supplied by Rowan Barrow for use by the Wide Open Air Exchange

The feature photo at the top of the page is Rowan at Nawurlandja lookout Arnhem Land escarpment, Kakadu National Park. We pay respects to the Bininj/Mungguy people traditional custodians of Kakadu.

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